About the International Council for Commercial Arbitration
The International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA) is a worldwide non-governmental organization devoted to promoting the use and improving the process of arbitration, conciliation and other forms of dispute resolution. Its activities include convening international arbitration congresses and conferences, sponsoring authoritative dispute resolution publications, and promoting the harmonization of arbitration and conciliation rules, laws, procedures and standards. ICCA has official status as an NGO accredited by the United Nations. In that capacity, ICCA has participated actively in the preparation of the Arbitration Rules of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law, the UNCITRAL Conciliation Rules, and the UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration. The ICCA NGO consists of Governing Board Members and Members. The Governing Board Members are recognized specialists in the field of dispute resolution. At present, there are 41 Governing Board Members and 48 Advisory Members from more than 35 countries.
ICCA's biennial Congresses attract a large number of participants from across the globe and have made significant contributions to the development of dispute resolution theory and practice. Renowned for stimulating in-depth discussion and providing new insights on matters related to international arbitration, the ICCA Congress is the largest regular conference devoted to international arbitration and caters to both practitioners looking to build a practice in international arbitration and experts in the arbitration community.